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  • 01 April 2016

    On His A Game: George Croft

    We’re very proud to announce that Birmingham student, George Croft, has won £2,000 and a work placement at top law firm Simpson Millar after taking part in Future Legal Mind, a national awards scheme designed to support and develop young legal talent. Many congratulations from all of us here.

    Croft was chosen as ‘highly commended’ in the prestigious awards scheme, which is run annually by National Accident Helpline. He wowed judges with an essay on the future of legal services for firms and consumers. 

    He said: ‘It was an honour just to be chosen as a finalist for the competition, so to be awarded the Highly Commended prize is a real bonus, which will give me a lot of confidence in my future career.

    ‘I am thinking about spending the prize on future studies - perhaps a masters or an MBA.’

    This year's Future Legal Mind essay question asked candidates: 'Is the commoditisation of legal services inevitable and is a commercial approach more likely to compromise or enhance the quality of advice and service to consumers?'

    Croft felt he wrote a good essay: ‘It was an interesting subject that I really engaged with, so hopefully my enthusiasm was apparent in my writing.

    ‘It is a great advantage to have spent time considering the future of legal services and to have an opinion on what lies in store for lawyers of all backgrounds.’

    Simon Trott, Managing Director of National Accident Helpline and chair of judges for Future Legal Mind, said:

    ‘On behalf of the judges I’d like to offer congratulations to all of the finalists in this year’s award. They came up with some really fresh thinking and gave us all great hope for the future of our legal system

    ‘In a profession which is constantly evolving, it’s more important than ever before that lawyers are able to strike the right balance between a commercial approach and the need to maintain high-quality service and access to justice.’

    Learn more about the Future Legal Mind award.

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